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Faculty Profile

KATHLEEN W WICKHAM

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JOURNALISM INSTRUCTION
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM
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131 FARLEY HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5501
Joined UM: 08/10/1999

Areas of Expertise

  • COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPORTING
  • JOURNALISM
  • JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPERS
  • NEWSROOM TRAINING
  • ONLINE JOURNALISM

Brief Bio

Dr. Kathleen Woodruff Wickham, Ed.D, associate professor of journalism, teaches Advanced Reporting, Media Ethics and The Press and the South. She has also served as the department's graduate program coordinator and taught in the Honors College. She has written three books: The role of the Clarion-Ledger in the adoption of the Mississippi Education Reform Act of 1982: Winning the Pulitzer Prize (2007) Math Tools for Journalists (2001) and Perspectives: Online Journalism (1997) and published articles in Newspaper Research Journal. Dr. Wickham previously taught at the University of Memphis. Before entering academia, she worked as a daily newspaper reporter for 10 years in New Jersey (the Newark Star-Ledger and the Atlantic City Press). In addition, she has attended professional development programs sponsored by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the American Press Institute and the Freedom Forum and was an American Society of Newspaper Editors fellow in 1999 working at Gannett News Services, Washington, D.C. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Dr. Wickham its national faculty adviser award for her work with the university chapter. She was also responsible for SPJ's naming campus as a National Historical Site in Journalism and the memorial in memory of Paul Guihard, the French reporter murdered on campus during the 1962 integration riots. She is a judge for the National Headliner Journalism Awards and the Society of Business Editors and Writers writing contests.

Degrees

BA
LANGUAGE
ROWAN COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY/GLASSBORO, NJ 08028 (1971)
MA
JOURNALISM
THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (1987)
EDD
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (1999)

Committee Memberships

Grad School - Minimum Stipend
Ad Hoc Committee
Graduate Faculty - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee
Tenure & Promotion - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
Undergrad Curriculum - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee